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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jun 19, 2012 2:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Piecing together the Quick & The Dead tour

a post about '68 GD? please, post away, you're speaking my language, so to speak ... after i got RT2.2 i did as well try to piece the pieces together, but i think i was more or less satisfied with even vague or unspecific placements ... while i do (of course) love to have all the disparate info coalesce into a beautiful tableau of 100% accuracy, not just with GD, but with all entries in my music archive, i soon realized it's nigh impossible, so i guess i've settled for as close as possible; but, rest assured your post is much appreciated, and i've copied it for later and further perusal

more importantly, your post has prompted me to give these shows a re-listen tonite, it has been too long...

it goes without saying, one of Cliff's favorite tours

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jun 19, 2012 7:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Piecing together the Quick & The Dead tour

Actually, my all time favorite tour!

Plenty to speculate about what in all likelihood will never get clarified. And while it's a virtual certainty that the music attributed to 1/22-23 is from the 26th and 27th, i find it difficult to believe that there were no shows performed between 1/20 and 1/26. I do find it somewhat odd that an official release would attribute music to a performance on 1/23.

Back in Negambo, Sri Lanka , where I made a new friend...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 19, 2012 9:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Piecing together the Quick & The Dead tour

"I made a new friend..."

I was sure it was going to be a bottle of beer!

;)

Good pic though; relaxed enough?

[Hell, I was missing beer after reading your posts, har, har]

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Poster: Arck Date: Jun 20, 2012 8:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Piecing together the Quick & The Dead tour

Alright, I've thought some more about this and it seems illogical to me that the "newly discovered" stuff would be from anywhere other than the first and TIFTOO is a common set-starter (the night before, 3 Feb, 14 Feb, 17 Mar) set so my latest theory is:

1: Lovelight, BIODTL (chatter about dancing), Viola Lee Blues (no more dancing), Hurts Me Too, Dark Star> China> Eleven

2: (as we know)

I'm starting to see just how futile this is.

Cliff - I agree two-fold:
1. DL2 has told me in the past that the tapes say "23 Jan" so that's what they go on (but then what of Anthem only referring to 26 and 27 Jan? That must have come from somewhere.
2. I understand it has been all but established the band returned to San Francisco for the week so there's definitely plenty of scope for shows that week. In light of just finding out about a show on 16 Feb, I'd say it's more than likely there was at least something somewhere around San Francisco that week before they travelled to Seattle.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jun 20, 2012 8:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Piecing together the Quick & The Dead tour

My guess is that there were shows on 1/22-23, and the reels for these were taped over with the performances on the 26th and 27th. But who knows...

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Poster: Arck Date: Jun 20, 2012 8:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Piecing together the Quick & The Dead tour

A very, very sensible suggestion, and about as eye-watering (or maybe more so) as the 31 December '68 show being wiped.

If there had been shows on either or both of those dates, surely there will be some information somewhere. It has to exist in a newspaper clipping, on a poster, a handbill, in a ledger, or in someone's memory...doesn't it?

I haven't read it but doesn't McNally's book refer quite specifically to this period? I can't remember where I read about it but I'm sure LiA was involved in the discussion. LiA, know what I'm talking about it? It's the excerpt that seemed to confirm the band returned to San Francisco rather than loiter in the North-West.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Jun 20, 2012 1:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Piecing together the Quick & The Dead tour

This post talks about the January '68 schedule:
http://lostlivedead.blogspot.com/2011/03/grateful-dead-tour-itinerary-january.html
(The writer unfortunately hasn't covered Feb '68 yet.)

"The band flew to the Eureka show and returned [to SF], and then flew to Seattle, so they never spent any time at large in the Northwest between Jan 21 and Jan 25."

The article also mentions that SF-area shows in January were not reported due to a newspaper strike; and we have no knowledge of out-of-town shows either; but it does seem unlikely that the Dead would only play two shows in the first 3 weeks of January!

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Poster: jgmf Date: Jun 20, 2012 8:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Piecing together the Quick & The Dead tour

See also this, if it hasn't been mentioned (sorry, I don't keep up much with the forum posts here):

http://jgmf.blogspot.com/2010/05/gd-at-eagles-auditorium-seattle-wa.html

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Poster: Arck Date: Jun 20, 2012 8:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Piecing together the Quick & The Dead tour

DL2 just sent me a brief reply. The gist of it is the same as previous emails, i.e. they don't release information they haven't verified.

He did say the Dark Star from 2 Feb was a stand-alone encore. Interesting stuff.